Some days or weeks or even months I have so much to say, but I fear backlash and rudeness from other people and causing offense...so I hold my tongue and don't say anything...but some days I just want to vent on MY blog which is for ME and always has been ... to share and express what I feel so I have no regrets or bottled up frustration , but I feel like I can't write what I want without people being mad at me. Today, I'm saying, screw that...I want to write what I'm feeling. If you start reading and don't like what you are reading...just stop...you don't need to stir the pot or get angry, I just wanted to express myself somewhere where friends might read, but people who disagree are less likely too. Ok?
I saw the movie "Frozen" yesterday. I loved it. Seriously, I did, don't get me wrong. It was above and beyond better than "Brave" (I hated that one). And the music and art was just stunning! But I have one complaint...why does everyone want to get rid of the old, girl and guy fall in love, girl gets in a bind and guy heroically rescues her? There is a reason that story line has lasted so long. But for some reason hollywood and especially Disney is deciding to cater to only the other side. Women who want not just equal writes, but like to be men or something. I'm all for mixing up plots but if we turn completely away from the story line I mentioned above I'm done with Disney movies. At least in this one the hero almost saved the girl--in the end she saved the day, but at least he was close to being the one.
From the beginning of time men have a drive to save, to be heroes, to champion, to fight wars to protect their family. And women have been blessed with the ability to nurture, to have great love and compassion, to serve, etc. Why do we have to take away what is so naturally and deeply set inside of us? I know we are individuals, but I know that those things are and should be inherent in most of us. I'm sad that because there are women out there so hell bent on being treated as equals that the men are looked down upon for being heroic, for wanting to champion women. In my opinion a man like that-- one who tries to champion the girl he loves-- should move on when a woman doesn't appreciate it. That's a waste of a man. It's one of the things that I feel is so wrong with society today and why we are headed for an even worse place.
I think women should be able to vote, of course! I think women should be treated equal in the workplace, and I'm sorry in some cases they still aren't. But there is a reason men and many women don't like those women who are too extreme and therefore emasculate men. You don't have to be a total biotch to get your point across to the average, modern man or woman. Be that way to men who doubt you, not to nice men who have no problem with the fact that you are a woman and their co-worker or boss...I'm pretty sure most men these days could care less one way or the other. I don't believe that's necessary to emasculate men to over compensate for that woman's insecurities, and in fact I think it's wrong.
I wish I lived in an error where women's clothes celebrated the womanly figure (in all it's forms). I wish it wasn't all about making us look more like men---right now it's all about being too skinny and having no chest. They tried that in the 1920s...did we learn nothing from that? I want to wear pretty clothes I want to wear clothes that show I am a woman. I have hated styles for so long and I'm getting tired. Why in the world should people at school ask my why I am all dressed up when I'm wearing jeans and a sweater? Like what the crap? There is something very wrong with that in my opinion.
And why are women losing one of their most important traits? -- that of nurturing. So few mothers are nurturers anymore. Facebook made me sick yesterday with all the horrible things mom's were posting on their about motherhood or their children. Things on the verge of cruelty. I would hate to actually be in their homes and see how they treat their children in person. It's like suddenly it's too hard and too much work to be kind, loving and nurturing and instead so many (not all, but enough) of moms today turn to lies, cruel punishments, lies, and impatience when it comes to their children. If children are so inconvenient to these moms why are they having so many?? I can guarantee that most kids would benefit much from parenting with truths, explanations, love and patience. You would see a world of better people, I can guarantee that. I'm sick of the excuses of "well, I have so many children" (again I ask, then why did you have them in the first place?) or "but they are too young to understand"...there is research out there that says kids understand much more than we give them credit for before they even learn to speak. And sets the stage for future teaching moments. Seriously. It's not that hard...it just takes time and patience...and the mother might have to focus completely on someone other than herself for a while (possibly years). Oh no! Having children means you are making someone else a priority...it's no longer about the mother. It's another thing that is wrong with society and it's going to make the next generation worse.
My son is the happiest and most kind-hearted little boy. I hate that he will have to be sent out in a world with children raised to be cruel and bitter and rebellious. It nearly broke me as a person and it kills me to think it will happen to my son who just loves people and only wants to give and make them happy. Something happened yesterday and it just reminded me of why I avoid play dates, why I don't believe in preschool, and why I wish I could homeschool and he didn't need social interaction. I know it's necessary and I know he needs to learn to deal with creeps like those horrible kids out there, but it's frustrating knowing those kids would be very different if they had different parents or parents who raised their kids differently.
I would just like to add that I am not perfect. I am far from perfect--like SOOOOO far and this post was not to make people think I was saying that. It's not to point fingers at anyone, it's just to make people think and reconsider and refocus and just think for a minute. If someone truly, deep down disagrees than that's fine, whatever. My mind won't be changed so I understand. But I would like for anyone reading this too really look and listen deep and their soul and consider if any of my points and views are valid.
If anyone happens to read this and disagrees, then I would suggest you keep your comments to yourself, however. I don't want to hear more crap on things that already hurt my heart and soul...I was really down yesterday after reading some status posts from other moms and I just needed a place to share without backlash. And usually the commenters are only people who think I'm targeting them...and I don't think anyone I'm talking about reads this blog or is even invited, so every body cool down...it's very very likely not even you I'm talking about.
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